Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast Episode 083 - Allowing Christ to Shine
Welcome to the Terri Hitt – Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast
Episode #083 – Allowing Christ to Shine
Thank you for entrusting and investing your precious time with me to grow in Jesus together. I am blessed to be back with you to discuss more ways to live with eternal perspective.
Last week I spoke about the peace of God surrounding me despite trials we have endured this summer. Of course, you know what usually happens after a declaration like that, right? This week has been full of situations happening that would cause me to lose that peace if I didn’t know the secret to authentic peace that lasts.
James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”
No matter what happens, we must keep our eyes, mind, and heart lifted Up.
Forming the habit of regularly hearing, studying, and absorbing God’s word, as well as making time to prayerfully be in the presence of God, listening for Him, and speaking to Him is essential.
The “Live With Eternal Perspective” Podcast Episode 18, simply entitled “Prayer” is a good source to help us focus on a life of meaningful prayer and reverence for God. Would you like to listen to it or read the transcript, both available on terrihitt.com?
Deuteronomy 10:12 says, “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases Him, and love Him and serve Him with all your heart and soul.”
Our life does not amount to anything if it does not include forming and maturing a deep relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the definer and refiner of life.
Ephesians 5:2 says, “and walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself up for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God, into an aroma of a sweet smell.”
As I type this podcast my shoulder is numb and I am applying an ice pack for relief. There have been many obstacles I could list, but James 12 comes to mind and fills me with greater peace and clarity of mind.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”
What can you do to change the direction of your life so that you honor Christ and live with greater peace?
Deuteronomy 30:20a says, “and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.”
As I mentioned earlier this month, I am using the month of August to encourage listeners and equip you through previous episodes of this podcast that you may not have listened to.
Have you heard Podcast Episode 46 – Maturing Character Like Christ or
Podcast Episode 49 How Do We Love Christ?
Both are useful for instruction and for training, then maintaining a pure and deepening walk with God through Jesus.
Father God, we thank you for Your holy and sovereign presence in our lives. Without you we are absolutely nothing. From the dust of the ground we were formed, and to the ground we will return. Our hope is in You through Jesus. Thank you for the dearest sacrifice You could have made for us. Please enable us to desire and know You so well that we cannot help but be obedient to the stirrings and calls You personally place on our life. Father, may we know and love You more each day because we make the time to cherish You. Until we stand before You and gaze into Your eyes, help us cling to You and allow You to shine more brightly through us each and every moment. In the name of Your precious Son, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Thank you for listening to this podcast. Please visit terrihitt.com to access podcast episodes housed in one convenient location, read blog posts, transcripts, and access additional resources designed to mature your walk with Jesus through an eternal perspective and encourage you to raise or influence children to choose Christ over culture.
I pray this podcast draws you nearer to God and helps you cling to Him, despite any circumstances in your life. Until next week, keep looking Up while focusing on ways to Live With Eternal Perspective.